Food & Drink

Best Tacos: Corpus Christi

Nov 18, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Carne Guisada, Southside Barbacoa Type: Classic Mexican Rating: 4 Price: $2.49 On Saturdays, the carne guisada tacos, filled with cubed beef in a…

Best Tacos: El Paso

Nov 18, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Potato and Egg, H&H Car Wash and Coffee Shop Type: Breakfast Rating: 5 Price: $4.99/plate Put aside the fact that H&H is…

Best Tacos: Austin

Nov 17, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Lengua, La Posada Type: Classic Mexican Rating: 4.75 Price: $2.80 La Posada is hidden between a liquor store and an insurance agency—blink and…

Best Tacos: Lubbock

Nov 17, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Carne Asada, Cancún Type: Classic Mexican Rating: 4 Price: $8.59/plate Somehow mini-tacos make you feel as if you haven’t blown your diet. Cradled…

Best Tacos: Rio Grande Valley

Nov 17, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Chilaquiles, Anita’s Cafe Type: Breakfast Rating: 4.25 Price: $1.79 Watching the tortilla lady at work in this little place, with its cheery rooster-themed decor, you feel like a guest in someone’s home. Best…

Best Tacos: Fort Worth

Nov 17, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Brisket, Mi Cocula Mexican Grill Type: Modern American Rating: 4.5 Price: $12/plate At this hidden shopping-center gem, tender shreds of smoked beef…

Best Tacos: Galveston

Nov 17, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Pork, Mercadito y Taqueria Type: Classic Mexican Rating: 4.5 Price: $2.29 The cheery, bare-bones joint won’t win awards for decor—it’s a grocery…

Best Tacos: Midland-Odessa

Nov 17, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Al Pastor, Taqueria Guadalajara Type: Classic Mexican Rating: 4.25 Price: $2 At this American Graffiti–meets–Mexico joint, the baskets of cinnamon-and-achiote-spiked tacos al pastor are even better with a dash of chile de árbol salsa. (Your…

Best Tacos: Amarillo

Nov 17, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Al Pastor, El Tejavan Type: Classic Mexican Rating: 4.75 Price: $8.99/platter Here in cattle country, it’s beef—not pork—that’s cooked al pastor. The well-marinated steak is elevated by simple cilantro, onions, and freshly made corn…

Paella from Bullfight, in Austin
No Bull

Oct 21, 2015 By Patricia Sharpe

A new Spanish-style restaurant, Bullfight, puts Austin’s once sketchy Airport Boulevard right in the middle of the dining arena.

A Día de Los Muertos Celebration

Oct 13, 2015 By Chris Waters Dunn

For those of you unfamiliar with the Day of the Dead, rest assured it is not another remake of Zombie Apocalypse. In Mexico, it is an annual fall celebration of remembering, honoring and communing with loved ones who have gone before. The holiday has its roots in a pre-Columbian summer…

Feast Forward

Oct 6, 2015 By Tom Thornton

How much does Feast Portland tell us about the food festival Aaron Franklin will be starting in Austin next year?

The Hangover

Sep 17, 2015 By Eric Benson

Chip Tate built Balcones into one of the country’s most innovative whiskey distilleries. But last year he lost the company in a bitter clash with his investors. Now he’s starting from scratch—again.

Reign of Terroir

Sep 17, 2015 By Jordan Mackay

A decade and a half after I wrote about the poor quality of Texas wines for this magazine, Lone Star vintners are starting to turn heads.

Texas cocktails
Moved by the Spirits

Sep 17, 2015 By David Alan

Inspired by Texas’s new array of homegrown hard alcohols, some of the state’s most innovative bartenders create five bold new cocktails.

Five Unexpected Wine Finds

Sep 17, 2015 By Jessica Dupuy

Comfort Bending Branch Winery’s Tannat grapes, a dark, inky variety from Southwest France and Uruguay, make for innovative wines with rich fruit concentration and grippy tannin. 2012 Estate Tannat, CM, $60. Del Rio Val Verde Winery, founded in this sleepy border city in 1883, is the state’s…

Drink Like a Texan

Sep 17, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Texans are a thirsty bunch, and our drinks package has everything you need to imbibe like Sam Houston's watching.